I was using my 1 and 1 account and they default you to using VIM when you’re in shell. It was doing this sill parentheses matching and driving me crazy. I found this handy option and you just place it in your vimrc file:
let loaded_matchparen = 1
This was posted on techcrunch today. I thought the video summed up the MS v Y! battle nicely.
I’m on the phone right now with AT&T help. We’ll see how well they can do to help me with my problem. The problem is the connection is really slow. I might not have even thought this was an issue and just something with my distance from the CO. The only problem is that this all started when I switched modems and started using the shitty one they sent me.
I switched since my neighbor downstairs that I share with was killing the connection. I thought switching to the original equipment and my fancy new router would be better. I moved to the speedstream 4100 modem with the Netgear WGT624 router.
Here they are…… ( Sun 5:08 ) …Â we’ll see how things go….
Back — ( Mon 10am )
Wooo hooo.Â Speed was 250K -> 350K.Â Now I’m up to 1.2 mbps.Â I knew there had to be more speed in the connection.Â I was on the phone with various techs for about 2 hours.Â It ended up being worth it.Â When I finally got to the right people at AT&T they fixed the line in about 15 mins.Â Their tests said my line could support up to 7 mpbs.Â Not sure if I’ll go that high, but its nice to know.Â I may move up to the 3mbps package since I’m thinking of trying to get rid of Comcast.
My Grandfather (Opa) on my dad’s side just had his 90th birthday.Â Way to go Opa!!!.Â A bunch of the family got together for a pool day at my parents house and some Indonesian food.Â MMMM good!
Here’s the clan.Â Its crazy to see how far someone genetic pool can spread given enough time:
The widget I created is kinda lame but I wanted to see what the framework was like and get a little feel for mobile application development. Here’s a link to the widget:
Here’s the description:
This is a simple widget to help dial numbers like 1800-Call-ATT or 1866-store-it. If you have a QWERTY or other non-legacy keyboard (Blackberry, Treo, etc.) then this widget is for you. Enter the number as you see it. The widget will give you the numeric equivalent and a call link so you can simply press to dial.
The new Michelin Guide for San Francisco is out. Let the critic’s critics get to work.
The French Laundry
Chez TJ (new)
Auberge du Soleil
Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton,
Fleur de Lys
K & L Bistro
Madrona Manor (new)
Martini House (new)
Masa’s San Francisco
One Market (new)
BIB GOURMAND (Under $40)
Betelnut Pejiu Wu
Cook St. Helena
Hong Kong Flower Lounge
Pres A Vi
Slanted Door (The)
South Park CafÃ©
Tokyo Go Go
Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar
Willi’s Wine Bar
mmmmmmmm…… Just like grandma used to make.
A few weekends ago one of the silly things i said came back to haunt me. I boasted to Derrick and Jaeca that if Jaeca would find and buy a Balut Egg then I’d give it a try. For those of you that don’t know what one of these bad boys are here’s the wikipedia page. Basically Balut is a fertalized duck embryeo. Its eaten in the Philippines and Vietnam.
The taste wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, kinda like chicken gizzard or giblets cooked when you’re making gravy for Thanksgiving..Â Its more of a visual thing to get over.Â I was pretty full already since I didn’t have much notice when they brought the egg by.Â Note the little duck guy wasn’t that bad.Â The real nasty part is the yoke.Â It seems like a ready made heart attack.
So if you ever think of eating one it isn’t so bad.Â Give it a try 🙂
My grandmother was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. She’s getting up there in age and has decided that the cost of surgery or Chemo would affect her life more than the cancer will. I applaud her decision but I still feel bad. It was weird since my second thought after realizing that she was going to be alright was … what about me?
I felt like a real shit heel. Then I realized (or hoped) this is probably a common reaction. I realized that Grandma is doing the right thing for her and the rest of us. As she begins to decline modern medicine will make her have a pain free or mostly pain free accent to whereever we go. For the rest of us we see this from the outside. We have to see her get weak. We remember her as she was when she was healthy and vital.
What would you do?